The Best Kids Art Ideas


Here are the very best art activities for youngsters! These youngsters art concepts are straightforward, exciting and work for a wide age variety.

Updated May 2022​

For years now, we’ve been working on a list of favored art activities for youngsters. Every time we attempt a new art activity, or even revisit an old favored, it gets measured against the list in our head.

To get incorporated on our list of favored and very best art activities, it needs to match the following criteria:

  • The procedure is exciting and open-ended.
  • It’s straightforward to do.
  • It’s the sort of activity that youngsters want to do more than and more than once again.
  • Plus, the finish outcome appears quite excellent, also.

Who wouldn’t want to do these activities?!

Here are our best 10 favored youngsters art concepts.

Best Art Activities for Kids

neon salt painting
Photo by Rachel Withers

1. Raised salt painting 

This is an all-time favored kids’ art activity that is loved by all ages from toddlers on up. Plus, it makes use of components you currently have! Glue, salt, and either liquid watercolor paint or meals coloring.

watercolor resist
Photo by Andrea Martelle

2. Watercolor Resist Painting

Watercolor resist strategies are so exciting for youngsters to discover! The simplest version is drawing with crayons on watercolor paper, then adding watercolors to see how the wax resists the paint!

tissue paper suncatcher
Photo by Jean Van’t Hul

3. Tissue Paper Suncatchers 

Make attractive tissue paper suncatchers to hang in the window! Or you can make a nature suncatcher by making use of flowers and leaves and a paper plate as the frame for a beautiful spring or summer time decoration.

Back and Forth drawing of a cat art activities for kids
Photo by Jean Van’t Hul

4. The Back-and-Forth Drawing Game 

A drawing game for youngsters or youngsters and adults that makes it possible for every single individual to develop off of the prior persons drawings. Low crucial however interactive, this back-and-forth drawing game is a exciting way to connect via creativity. It also tends to make a very good waiting game at restaurants and doctor’s offices.

DIY Marbled Paper with Shaving Cream and Watercolors
Photo by Jean Van’t Hul

5. Shaving Cream Marbling 

The very best, easiest, and least expensive DIY marbled paper is carried out with shaving cream marbling. This is a single of our all-time favored art activities.

blow painting with straws
Photo by Jean Van’t Hul

6. Blow Painting with Straws

Blow painting with straws is uncomplicated and however lots of exciting for youngsters of all ages! Use a straw to blow liquid paint about on paper, producing exciting styles.

Rainbow of no cook playdough
Photo by Rachel Withers

7. Playdough Modeling and Play 

Here are some of our favorite creative playdough concepts for youngsters, like generating fantastical creatures, making use of poke-ins, attempting playdough mats, forming letters, and pretend play. And do not neglect to check out our recipes for cooked, no-cook, and edible playdough!

butterfly painting
Photo by Jean Van’t Hul

8. Symmetry Painting

Symmetry painting is also recognized as blotto painting, smush art, squish painting, and more. Regardless of the name, youngsters of all ages like it. It’s straightforward, exciting, and the outcome is exclusive each and every time. And it is also a excellent Valentine art activity, also!

Spin art for kids with squeeze bottles of paint.
Photo by Jean Van’t Hul

9. Spin painting

Spin painting is a favored youngsters art activity that can be carried out with a salad spinner or with a youngsters spin art machine. A comparison of the two techniques plus concepts for what to do with all the spin art.

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Photo by Rachel Withers

10. Splatter Painting

Splatter painting is precisely what it sounds like! This action art activity is a huge-time favored with all the youngsters we’ve recognized. Super straightforward, super exciting, and super messy, you have got to attempt it!

How about you? What’s on your list of best 10 all-time favored art activities for youngsters?

By the way, if there are some art activities on the list above that you haven’t attempted however, we guarantee you they are very good ones that are worth exploring with your kiddos. And if there’s anything on that list that you have carried out, possibly it is time to revisit it?

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Originally published in artfulparent.com